Arts Training

Engaging the artist in every child alongside professional artist-instructors

At NJPAC, we know that being an artist involves more than talent. It also demands dedication. Our classes provide a supportive space to build a strong foundation. Surrounded by others who share your passion for creativity, you will be individually mentored by our professional artist-instructors, who will not only prepare you for auditions and performance, but also encourage your confidence — in both art and life.


Saturday Programs

We call it the Young Artist Institute. Our students call it the time of their lives.


Wells Fargo Jazz for Teens

Our arts education programs keep it swinging, and jazz plays a big part in the vibe.


James Moody Jazz Orchestra

Learn more about NJPAC's top-notch group of talented jazz musicians from the Greater Newark area.


Jeffrey Carollo Scholarship

NJPAC Jeffrey Carollo Music Scholarship provides financial assistance to advanced students who study classical vocal and instrumental music.



Meet some of our amazing graduates.

“I just want to thank you because you had faith in me. When I saw that, it only made me work harder. You have paved the way for me as an artist.”

– MJ Rodriguez, singer: Wells Fargo Jazz For Teens, Young Artist Institute, Summer Youth Performance Workshop.

MJ is the winner of the 2011 Clive Barnes Award for his critically acclaimed performance as Angel in the New World Stages production of RENT.